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On-Snow Bike Crit


With its short-lap format, success in a winter mountain-bike criterium requires cyclists to hold their own on a fast, snowy course that covers the lower portions of Vail Mountain. Wide tires will be the tool of choice for riders to navigate the varied terrain in this spectator-friendly, one-of-a-kind event.

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February 9, 2013

4:30pm - (Fat Bike / MTB Divisions)

Vail Mountain
Golden Peak Base Area


$45 through Feb 3rd : $50 starting Feb 4th

All comps at the Games have limited capacity and will fill up quickly. Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag. Late or on-site registrations may not receive SWAG.


MTB Open Class - Men and Women
Snow Bike Open Class - Men and Women

MTB Category - 3" or smaller tires
Snow Bike Category - 3.7" or bigger tires

Wave starts begin at 4:30pm in Golden Peak. MTB wave will start first then Snow Bike Wave


MTB Mens & Womens Categories:
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $100

Fat Bike Men & Womens Categories:
1st - $700
2nd - $500
3rd - $300

* Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes


All athletes, even those pre-registering on-line must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their number.  We advise all athletes check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Event Registration is in the Grand View Room at the Southwest corner of the Lionshead Parking Structure.

All athletes must be present at check in to receive their number.  Numbers will NOT be given to friends, coaches or family members.

Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

Tire Sizes: MTB Category - Maximum Tire Size of 3 Inches
Fat Bike Category - Minimum Tire Size of 3.7 Inches (larger may be used)

Stud/Spike: Studs are permitted on tires regardless of category Spikes are prohibited on tires regardless of category (no sharp protruding objects)

Bike/Frames: MTB Category - Any MTB bike may be used. Cyclo Cross bikes may be used but are not recommended for this course.

Lights: Headlamps or equivalent are required for this event.

Helmets: Helmets are required for this event.

Start, 4:30 PM SHARP at the base of Golden Peak.  Wave start with MTB Wave then followed by Snow Bike Wave.  Men and Women will start together in their respective categories.

Pre-Riding the course will be available starting at 4:00pm. 

There will be a pre-race meeting at 4:15pm at the start line.  All riders are required to attend.

We ask that athletes please seed themselves accordingly at their category. No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.

Course will be marked with arrows, and tape sections.

Awards will take place following the competition at the start/finish line.

Lap Length = ~1K (0.62mi)
Elevation Gain Per Lap = 170 Feet
Race Length = 35 minutes plus (1) lap.

The course is entirely on snow.  Course conditions will depend entirely on weather conditions leading up to the event and the day of the event.  The course is normally on hard packed groomed sections of the mountain. However, if it is snowing day of or leading up to the event the course conditions could vary.

Chip timing will be used for this event and will record lap counts for timing purposes.  The organizer reserves the right to change or adjust race time length and/or lap requirements depending on snow conditions.

General Rules and Information

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency.  Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events.  Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment.  Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Winter Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION: Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final.  There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras.  Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person.  All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges.  Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules.  In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded.  Any refunds are at the organizer's discretion.   Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS: The Winter Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation.  The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Winter Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

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